Well… it wouldn’t be the first time.
Representative Cori Bush claimed that she received a hate message from a “white supremacist.”
The only problem?
New evidence that has come to light suggests that Cori Bush… well, she may have written that “white supremacist” hate message and sent it to herself.
Let’s go back to the very beginning.
Yesterday, Cori Bush took to Twitter and posted hate messages that she has allegedly received:
White supremacists wanted me dead before I came to Congress. And white supremacist threats on my life have only intensified as a Black woman speaking truth in the halls of power.
Just know: They won’t stop us. They can’t.
TW: white supremacist violence pic.twitter.com/Rg5oZx1zW8
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 22, 2021
But that wasn’t all.
Cori Bush kept sharing example after example.
Yahoo News confirms:
Bush captioned the Twitter thread with a trigger warning: “White supremacists wanted me dead before I came to Congress.”
Freshman Congresswoman Cori Bush took to Twitter to share just a few of the many hateful messages she’s received since being elected to the House of Representatives from Missouri in 2020.
The activist-turned-lawmaker posted a lengthy thread on Thursday containing some of the racist comments she’s been sent.
She captioned the Twitter thread with a trigger warning, writing: “White supremacists wanted me dead before I came to Congress. And white supremacist threats on my life have only intensified as a Black woman speaking truth in the halls of power. Just know: They won’t stop us. They can’t. TW: white supremacist violence.”
The first message began “Tone I’d down, b***h,” and ended with “the only good n***er, is a dead ni***er.”
Another read, “Only white lives matter, you bed-wench porch monkey n***er.”
Another threatened Bush and her family, its author writing: “Maybe you should watch your racist bitch mouth. How would you like your family fried like (bacon emoji.)”
The lawmaker posted nearly a dozen of the messages, and her tweet has been shared almost 1,000 times.
A supporter of the congresswoman wrote: “I don’t understand how people can read stuff like this and still argue that racism isn’t a huge problem in America.” Someone responded, “Because they say those things and don’t think it’s racist to say them. Because they are racist.”
“The hate is unbelievable, the rage is incomprehensible,” another Bush backer opined. “Why, just why?”
Here’s where things get interesting.
Cori Bush showed us screenshots of these alleged hate messages.
But social media users quickly noticed that these screenshots were not from her website or from letters or emails?
These specific forms were from Google Calendar event invites.
In other words, if these messages were real, there’s no way they would have ever gotten to Cori Bush.
Instead, they would have been posted to someone’s calendar.
More details below:
This is literally an unsubmitted “request a meeting” form. The asterisks are still there. https://t.co/WzTcrPy3Lg
— Penthouse Majeet (Kevin) (@DatBoiKVon) July 23, 2021
This reads like a child pretending to be an adult. Makes you think. https://t.co/CMtjnC1hij
— Penthouse Majeet (Kevin) (@DatBoiKVon) July 23, 2021
@CoriBush "ANOTHER DEMOCRAT HATE HOAX?: Rep. Cori Bush Posts ‘White Supremacist’ Hate Message It Appears She Wrote Herself"
— Kazzim Zongo (@Kazzim10073) July 24, 2021
If you’ve ever used Google’s event invites, then you’ve seen those forms before.
The National File did a full analysis:
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) has received praise from left-wing activists for a Twitter thread composed of hateful messages she claims to have received from “white supremacists.” However, several sharp-eyed Twitter users noticed that one of the images posted by Bush appears to have been screenshot from an unsubmitted “Meeting / Event Request” form on Bush’s website, making it unlikely that such a message was actually sent to Bush from a “white supremacist.”
“White supremacists wanted me dead before I came to Congress,” Bush proclaimed on Twitter. “And white supremacist threats on my life have only intensified as a Black woman speaking truth in the halls of power. Just know: They won’t stop us. They can’t.” Bush then added a trigger warning for “TW: white supremacist violence.”
The screenshot features the sentences “kill a politician (wishing)cori” and “How are you a worthless piece of sh*t” written on a meeting request from Bush’s website. Curiously, the screenshot is identical to how an unsubmitted request form appears on Bush’s website, complete with red asterisks that denote which fields are required to be filled in.
Users also picked up on similarities between other message screenshots posted by Bush, arguing that the “white supremacist violence” was structured as if written by the same person.
Bush made headlines in May 2021 for using the term “black birthing people” during a Congressional oversight hearing:
I sit before you today as a single mom, as a nurse, as an activist, and as a Congresswoman,” Bush boasted. “And I am committed to doing the absolute most to help black mothers, to protect black babies, to protect black birthing people, and to save lives.” Bush did not elaborate on her definition of what “black birthing people” look like, and what, if any, distinctions can be drawn between this new class of people and black mothers.
Hate hoaxes are well established in left-wing politics.
The most recent example was Nascar driver Bubba Wallace, who claimed there was a noose in his garage.
Of course, it turned out to be a garage pull handle.
But the FBI still sent over a dozen agents to investigate that.
While we may never know the truth about these “hate messages” sent to Cori Bush, at least we know she is a hypocrite.
After months of calling to defund the police, she has spent $70,000 of her salary on private security.
So… are the police still bad, Cori?
Missouri Rep. Cori Bush spent nearly $70,000 on private security over the past three months as she advocated for defunding the police, campaign filings show. https://t.co/g8B1nqN2v9
— Protect America Now (@NowProtectUS) July 24, 2021